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- ‘A streamlined and elegant sense of line produced a focused collection of asymmetrically collared coats and dresses.’
- ‘The spokesman said an upward spiral in defence spending accelerated the arms race in the region, symmetrically or asymmetrically, voluntarily or involuntarily.’
- ‘The first is an asymmetrically cut silicon crystal.’
- ‘Historically, societies have been organised asymmetrically, between the masses or workers, and, on the other side, the divinely appointed, the elected, the experts.’
- ‘However, as Sejvar noted, West Nile paralysis affects a patient's body asymmetrically and doesn't impair the sense of touch.’
- ‘Terrorism is a methodology that small groups and states will use to asymmetrically attack large states and powerful interests.’
- ‘But we do have the capability, and we have the ability to fight this thing asymmetrically to achieve our goals.’
- ‘The nature of such surprises is that force must be applied asymmetrically: You search out your enemy's weaknesses and deploy your strengths against them.’
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